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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Alappuzha, Alappuzha District, Kerala

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Siddhant...
Indore, India
1 review
“best houseboat services”
Reviewed July 27, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

this was our first visit to backwaters, went there with parents.booked a delux 02 room boat, The house boat was clean and very well maintained. We along with 01 chef, 01 helper and our captain sailed in late afternoon. the staff was very cordial and gave whatever snacks and other stuff we asked for, even reheated the food as per individual requests. captain was guiding through the area and other details properly. In night, we were parked at a secluded lake with 2 other houseboats of Puornami. Overall very good experience,
Clenaliness 08/10, food taste 09/10, staff 09/10.
if you are a first time traveller, dont go for the cheaper houseboats, puornami houseboats is highly recommended as they will ensure making your experience worthwhile.
Also to mention, there is this lady manager Ms.Parvathy, who literally acted like a Super-Women for me...as I had no clue about other places or CAB rates and language was also a barrier, she coordinated so well and helped me with cab and hotel arrangements for my further trip to munnar and kochi. Make sure she is coordinating your trip...

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Liked best: Staff, Food, Cleanliness.
Liked least: The morning sailing time is only 15-20 mins.
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jul 28, 2015
Thankyou for your review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the trip and very well identified the importance of booking a quality houseboat rather than going for a houseboat with lesser rates.

Do visit us again :) Thankyou for your support and encouragent.
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Mastanamm...
Bengaluru, India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Awesome stay on pournami houseboat - alleppey”
Reviewed July 17, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This was our first trip on houseboat.ph my God ! it is marvellous .As there are lot of options to choose from after reading so many reviews and blogs i finally went for pournami houseboat for our wedding anniversary trip and it is very nice .From booking through trip and until check out the service is awesome.
ms.parvathy and her team is very attentive in providing info and response to accommodate special requests. Boat is clean and neat.Special praises for food and it is simply awesome. Crew members are very nice people and they know their job well which i liked it more.
Definitely it will be the first choice for all our future trips.

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Liked best: Service and Food
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 28, 2015
Thankyou for your review :) very happy to read that you will recommend to your friends in future.Thankyou for your support
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Anne L
Penampang, Sabah, Malaysia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed July 6, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We booked two bedroom houseboat and stayed on board for the night. The boat and rooms were clean and comfortable. The scenery along the way was majestic. The crew were friendly and all the meals were carefully prepared. We bought fresh fish and prawn during one of our stop which our chef happily cooked for us. We had a feast that night with abundant food for our dinner. It was an awesome experience throughout.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 28, 2015
We are happy to know that you enjoyed the trip . Please come back soon ..

Many Thanks

Team Pournami
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mghippara...
Bengaluru, India
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“nice and descent house boat with friendly crew”
Reviewed July 6, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Good house boat and friendly crew members. Crew members explained about the things we got to see along the way. Food was good and you can make it still better if you can provide a fruit juice or fruit bowl after meals. Even deserts as well.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 28, 2015
Thankyou for your excellent review. We are really happy that you enjoyed the trip :)
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Ansu A
Mysuru (Mysore), India
1 review
“An excellent experience for the nature lovers”
Reviewed June 29, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We will recommend this trip as one of the trips all nature lovers should take up at least once in their lifetime. It was a very different experience from the usual trips and provided a lot of relaxation for all of us. The beauty of the nature was added with light rains and slight windy climate. The crew members have to be thanked for their excellent service rendered to us. The ambiance inside the boat was very good. The menu prepared was really commendable and the cooks have to be appreciated. Overall it was a very nice experience for us. Thank you Pournami, the crew members and all who worked behind to make our trip a very memorable one.

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Liked best: The cruise through the backwaters
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 28, 2015
Happy to hear that you enjoyed the trip. Do visit us again :). Thankyou once again for being a part of Pournami Houseboats
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tonum2014
New Delhi, India
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Rejuvenating Experience at Pournami House Boat”
Reviewed June 24, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Entirely different experience with Pournami Houseboat on 18th June 2015. Firstly they ask for cash transaction without any receipt or checking of identity on arrival which is completely unproffessional. The journey started with cruising in the backwaters of Aleppey, with befallen monsoon it was a treat to the eye sitting on the deck admiring the beauty of the backwaters circumfrernced with tall Palm trees spreading an essence of the coast.
The lunch was served within the cruising period with authentic recepies of Kerela plated by Chef Vinod, to look forward to is the uniquely prepared Beetroot and Curd chutney completely homestyle.
However in the night there is no more cruising and the boats are tied to one of the coasts where there were certain unsatisfactory elements. To state a few, 3 of the Pournami House boats were tied on the same coast with very less space in between, ours being in the middle prohibbited all the openness of the backwaters with limited view and freshness giving a mild hue of claustrophobia also a sense of no privacy as all the activities of one boat was visible to another. There was also free access and approach of the staff to where the guest were present, which should be priorly rectified as certain spaces should be maintained between the staff and the guest. Furthermore very limited menu and not much variation as guests look for roasts, barbeques, grills and variety of fish which is completely unavailable.
Overall a considerably fine experience which one must avail once in life if in Kerela.

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Liked best: The cruising in the backwaters and the lake
Liked least: The limited availability of food and no freshness at night.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jun 25, 2015
Thankyou for your review . We are happy to know that you enjoyed the trip . We would like to clarify few points.

We didn't understand the point which you mentioned about cash deposit. We would like to inform you that you have booked by doing an NEFT, so we are bit confused .

For trip adviser audience We are just pasting the payment policy which we used to send to the guest via mail.

1) For confirmation please deposit Rs X/- as advance in any of the bank accounts mentioned below and the rest can be paid at arrival. After making the payment please send an email with the details of the payment made.Also please let us know in advance if you have any other specific requirements.

2) We can also send a Paypal Invoice for payment option which you can pay using your International credit card. If so please let us know your country & currency of operation.

3) We can also send you a Payu Instant Payment facility via email which you can pay using NetBanking, Indian Credit Card (3.8% transaction charge) / Indian Debit card (1% transaction charge) will be incurred.



*Confirmation subject to availability during the time of booking.

Please do a NEFT transfer rather than cash deposit to the account. Handling charges are applicable if cash deposit is made to the account.

After making payment , we will send the confirmation mail with a special instruction - Please bring this confirmation mail on the day of arrival for a smooth check -in. Plus we will send a Mandatory details mail , inwhich we collect all personal details , arrival details , any special preferences.

Also for foreign customers - Please do send us the scanned copy of passport and visa .

Apart from this one day before the guest arrival we personally call the guest and exchange phone numbers and drivers numbers in case the guest coming via taxi to make sure that our guest need not have to wait to be identified on a peak day.

Regarding the grilled items which you mentioned, yes we don't provide any grilled items as due to security concerns we are not supposed to prepare those items in the houseboat . Plus we will be mentioning before itself meals will be traditional kerala meals.

All our reviews are very important to us.We work towards perfection from all your suggestions. Please do visit us again.

Thankyou
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kamala59
Penang, Malaysia
1 review
“Memorable beautiful experience”
Reviewed June 24, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Me and my daughter stayed one night in the boathouse and it was a truly amazing experience. Houseboat was clean and tidy and the on boat staffs were very friendly and very helpful in assisting me to move around. i fractured my ankle and was walking in my air walker shoes which made me very clumsy but the team was always around to give a helping hand. My special and heartfelt thanks to them. We enjoyed the cruise, hospitality and the sight seeing. As for food, since we are not so in tune with coconut milk in our dishes, we informed the staffs and they cooked up dishes which really catered to our palates. It was really superb. Morning breakfast could have been better.

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Liked best: hospitality and food
Liked least: tv reception was not good
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 25, 2015
Thanks a bunch for your review :) . We are blessed with a handful of staff who will take care of our guests and make them feel at home.

Do visit us again :)

Regards

Team Pournami
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